Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1920-1942 (2)--Original Data, 1932-1956. This Series Is Believed To Be Roughly Comparable To The Previous One In Industry Coverage Since "Data For The Iron And Steel Industry Cover Blast Furnaces And Rolling Mills Engaged In The Manufacture Of Pig Iron And Rolled Steel Products." (Nicb Research Report No. 69,"Wages, Hours, And Employment In American Manufacturing Industries," P. 49). Data For February, 1946 And October-November, 1952 Reflect Work Stoppages. Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics: For 1932-1952, "Employment, Hours, And Earnings, " Manufacturing Division, Primary Metal Industries Group: Blast Furnaces, Steel Works And Rolling Mills, Unnumbered Releases Of February 1953 And May 1955; For 1953-1956, June 1956 Release, The Monthly Labor Review And "Employment And Earnings."
This NBER data series m08208b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08208b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Average Actual Hours of Work Per Week, Iron and Steel Manufacturing for United States [M0808BUSM065NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0808BUSM065NNBR/, August 4, 2015.